Respirator goes strapless

September 10, 2009
Respirator goes strapless
Faceseal Technologies has released a new adhesion facemask that aims to address the shortcomings and limitations of conventional respirators that are held in place by straps, rubber bands and nose clips. The Fitseal Adhesion Filtering Facepiece Particulate Respirator (FFPR) represents a breakthrough in personal respirator technology, said the company. Co-developed by Canadian and American scientists and medical experts, this one-size-fits-all respirator is held in place by medical-grade adhesion technology that conforms and seals to the wearer’s face, significantly reducing inward and outward leakage between the mask and the face. The Fitseal N99 offers at least 99 per cent filtration efficiency against solid and liquid aerosols that do not contain oil, the company said. The structure and materials are designed for comfort, allow for easy breathing as well as clear speech, and can be worn comfortably for up to eight hours.
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